Maghreb London

Maghreb London

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Moroccan in London - Islington
189 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
+44 (0) 20 7226 2305

Maghreb serve a variety of Moroccan dishes including fish at their restaurant. They also have a bar, which sometimes has a band palying, and can cater for private parties of all sizes upon request.
Tags: Bad for Food, bad service, bar, cous-cous, fraud, groups, live music, meat, moroccan, tagine, vegetarian, vegetarian dishes

Maghreb London Reviews

Awful experience - Went there for my 30th birthday and had a very large booking of over thirty people. The food was quite good, though not the greatest Moroccan I have tasted. Unfortunately, the following day after paying the bill I was contacted by a waiter, who proceeded to tell me that he had made a mistake of over hundred pounds on the bill and that unless I was prepared to help him the money would be docked from his wages.

Disappointed by these seemingly fraudulent turn of events, I contacted the manager, Mr Faraji, who maintained that I had done nothing wrong, but that the money was to be docked from the waiter unless 'I helped him out'. Besides feeling slightly harassed and upset at such bullying/guilt-tripping tactics, I was surprised that the manager would confess to such bad treatment of his staff. The whole experience put a sour taste on visiting the restaurant. I shall certainly never go there again and would not recommend.  
Tags: Bad for Food, bad service, fraud, ill treatment, Moroccan

Rating  1

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Tagine galore! - Maghreb is a find for those of you longing for good Moroccan food, like we always are since our visit to Marrakech a couple years ago. If you thought chicken or lamb tagines were all they made plus couscous, you are in for a treat at Maghreb. They have about 8 different tagines. My husband has the rabbit with pears and raisins which was very light but good; not what you’d expect as it didn’t have all the colourful flavours. I had the lentil and pumpkin tagine and it was full of spices and really tasty. They also had lamb with prunes and sesame seeds (ironically we made the same at home a week earlier and both agreed it was amazing but we were pruned out when we went here) which we plan to try next time. I had the Harira soup starter which is a typical Moroccan soup with chickpeas, tomatoes, ginger and saffron, again full of flavour. My husband had the duck pastilla as a starter which is roasted duck with cinnamon, almonds, onions and saffron in a filo pastry, combining the sweet with the savoury. It was really good too.

The prices are fair - £3-7 for a starter and £8-13 for a main. The service was attentive but not over the top. It was a Saturday night and they weren’t that busy. The decor is bright and colourful as you’d expect for a Moroccan restaurant, although the overhead lights could have been dimmed a bit more to set the mood.

We’ll definitely be back – I plan to try every kind of tagine.  
Tags: cous-cous, groups, meat, Moroccan, tagine, vegetarian

Rating  3

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